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Best New Restaurant: State Bird Provisions

Small bites are elevated to a whole new level at San Francisco darling State Bird Provisions, where chef Stuart Brioza offers guests dim sum trays and pushcarts with "provisions" like duck neck dumplings and fried green garlic bread with burrata. In addition, there's a traditional menu with all sorts of gems, including a section dedicated just to pancakes (of the sourdough-and-sauerkraut kind). Leave room for dessert: Brioza's wife, Nicole Krasinski, wows with avant-garde options (black sesame-walnut "chocoyaki," a play on Japanese takoyaki) as well as simple ones, like her joy-inducing peanut muscovado milk shots.

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